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Landscape Site Assessment
9/6/2017 (new)

The most common reason trees and shrubs fail to perform as anticipated is that their cultural requirements differ from the site characteristics. People often plant things they know and love from a distant state, purchase because they are on sale, or find attractive but don't understand the environmental requirements. In some cases, a site can be easily modified to make it more suitable for a desired species. Most of the time, it is difficult or impossible to change the site characteristics enough for the plant to thrive. Appropriate watering is essential for establishment of recently transplanted trees and shrubs. This becomes even more important (and challenging) for plants poorly matched to their sites. Selecting plant species that will thrive under particular site conditions is an easier and less expensive option. The first step in doing this is to understand the site where you plan to plant. | ID-244
web only | 4 pages | 1,739 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 125 kb


After Your Ash Has Died: Making an Informed Decision on What to Replant
12/22/2016 (new)

Unfortunately the emerald ash borer is only the latest in a series of invasive pests that have recently decimated our trees. Here, we provide basic information on the death of our ash trees and what types of species are less likely to be impacted by invasive insects and diseases in the future. | ID-241
web only | 5 pages | 4,224 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 247 kb


What Is Your Tree Worth?
12/22/2016 (new)

Occasionally, through no fault of your own, your valuable trees and landscape plants may be damaged. Landscape appraisers are called on to assess individual plants and entire landscapes as a result of storms, human damage, destruction, and failure. Appraisals are an estimate of the nature, quality, value, or utility of an interest or an aspect of real estate. | ID-240
web only | 5 pages | 3,041 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 903 kb


Planting Container-Grown Trees and Shrubs in Your Landscape
9/14/2016 (new)

Many landscape plants are installed as container-grown (containerized) specimens. These, along with balled and burlapped (B&B) and bareroot, are the three major ways we transplant trees and shrubs from nurseries to our landscapes. The keys to quick establishment and decades of satisfaction are following proven techniques in installation and providing proper care after transplanting. | HO-114
web only | 4 pages | 1,791 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,553 kb


Planting Bareroot Trees and Shrubs in Your Landscape
9/14/2016 (new)

Many landscape plants can be installed as bareroot specimens. This method, along with balled and burlapped (B&B) and container grown plants, one of the three major ways we transplant trees and shrubs from nurseries to our landscapes. The keys to quick establishment and decades of satisfaction are following proven techniques in installation and providing proper care after transplanting. | HO-113
web only | 4 pages | 1,846 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 1,441 kb


Soil Percolation: A Key to Survival of Landscape Plants
9/14/2016 (new)

Eighty to 90 percent of disease and insect problems on landscape plants can be traced back to soil problems. Plants must be adapted to the site if they are to meet our expectations of growing, remain healthy, and attractive. | ID-237
web only | 4 pages | 1,929 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 3,289 kb


2011 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
8/30/2016 (new)

The UK Nursery and Landscape Program coordinates the efforts of faculty, staff, and students in several departments within the College of Agriculture tor the benefit of the Kentucky nursery and landscape industry. | PR-641
web only | 32 pages | 14,698 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 7,642 kb


Tree Wounds: Invitations to Wood Decay Fungi
9/1/2015 (new)

Wood decay leads to loss of tree vigor and vitality, resulting in decline, dieback, and structural failure. Wounds play an important part in this process since they are the primary point of entry for wood decay pathogens. While other factors may also result in decline and dieback, the presence of wounds and/or outward signs of pathogens provides confirmation that wood decay is an underlying problem. Wounds and wood decay reduce the ability of trees to support themselves. | PPFS-OR-W-1
web only | 7 pages | 1,947 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 2,953 kb


Selecting and Planting Wody Ornamental Plants: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 21
8/6/2012 (new)

Woody ornamental plants are key components of a well-designed landscape. Landscape plantings divide and define areas, add aesthetic and psychological benefits, and increase a property's environmental and economic values. | HO-107
web only | 18 pages | 9,171 words | 98 downloads | PDF: 880 kb


Mulch Myths
8/6/2012 (new)

Mulch is one of the essentials of good landscaping. It can be used to protect trees, suppress weeds, fertilize plants and retain soil moisture. Like many traditional practices, the use of mulch has some myths attached to it. You can improve the look of your landscape as well as the health of your plants and trees by learning the facts--and discarding the myths--about mulch. | HO-106
web only | 2 pages | 414 words | 137 downloads | PDF: 2,700 kb


Trees, Turf, and People
8/6/2012 (new)

The shade trees and fruit trees that we treasure in our landscapes were originally adapted to growing in forests in close association with other trees. In the forest they can remain small for many years. As soon as there is an opening in the canopy allowing light to reach the forest floor they grow rapidly. This great height allows trees to assume a place of dominance over other plants; their trunks lift their leaves high into the air, allowing them to intercept the maximum amount of sunlight before it reaches other plants. Thus, trees grow tall and provide us with their much-appreciated shade. | ID-203
web only | 4 pages | 2,432 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb


Woody Plant Disease Control Guide for Kentucky
3/22/2012 (major revision)

Management of woody plant diseases usually combines preventative and curative practices, including a focus on plant health, sanitation, cultivar selection, and pesticides. | ID-88
web only | 16 pages | 7,345 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 3,700 kb


Recognizing Trees of Significance
1/26/2012 (new)

Trees are important to people. They represent safety, beauty, and refuge. One way we show our regard for one of the most important elements of the human environment is to protect them. Protection begins with public recognition of value. It is not possible or desirable to protect all trees, but those associated with a greater perceived value must be recognized for their unique characteristics. These are the "Trees of Significance," trees that for a variety of reasons are special. | HO-95
web only | 3 pages | 2,162 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 240 kb


Trees with Minimal Insect and Disease Problems for Kentucky Landscapes
1/26/2012 (new)

Healthy, attractive landscapes without damaging insects and diseases are the primary goal for gardeners and landscape managers. Using Best Management Practices (BMP) and making appropriate plant selections will help to insure that landscapes start out healthy and remain healthy. Healthy landscapes do not require an over-reliance on environmentally damaging pesticides. | HO-94
web only | 6 pages | 2,473 words | 70 downloads | PDF: 260 kb


Trees and Compacted Soils
1/26/2012 (new)

Soils become compacted as a result of traffic. Compaction is common in urban areas and results from construction equipment and foot traffic. Soil is more likely to become compacted when the soil is wet than when it is excessively dry. Soil compaction is permanent, at least when viewed in reference to a human life span. Protecting the soil from becoming compacted is much easier than dealing with the negative impact of compaction on plant growth and health. | HO-93
web only | 2 pages | 1,558 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 180 kb


Botanical Diversity in the Landscape
1/26/2012 (new)

Diversity and sustainability are terms bantered about without much consideration of their relationship and value to human welfare. How much botanical diversity in landscapes is enough? What type of diversity is important? There are no simple formulas or templates for your landscape, but the opportunity to experiment and be creative makes gardening fun. Failures can always be composted. | HO-92
web only | 2 pages | 972 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 179 kb


Planting Balled and Burlapped Trees and Shrubs in Your Landscape
1/26/2012 (new)

Many landscape plants are installed as balled and burlapped (B&B) specimens. This method, along with container grown and bare root, is one of three major ways we transplant trees and shrubs from nurseries to our landscapes. The keys to quick reestablishment and decades of satisfaction are following proven techniques in installation and providing proper care after transplanting. | HO-91
web only | 2 pages | 2,094 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 187 kb


2010 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
1/28/2011 (new)

The UK Nursery and Landscape Program coordinates the efforts of faculty, staff, and students in several departments within the College of Agriculture tor the benefit of the Kentucky nursery and landscape industry. | PR-621
web only | 29 pages | 15,271 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 629 kb


2009 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
1/7/2010 (new)

The 2009 report has been organized according to our primary areas of emphasis: production and economics, pest management, and plant evaluation. These areas reflect stated industry needs, expertise available at UK, and the nature of research projects around the world that generate information applicable to Kentucky. | PR-602
1,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,258 kb


2008 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
12/1/2008 (new)

| PR-571
1,100 printed copies | 30 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,476 kb


2007 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
11/26/2007 (new)

| PR-554
1,100 printed copies | 48 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb


2006 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-537
1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | - | PDF: 2,115 kb


4-H Vegetable Gardening Project
4/15/2006 (reprinted)

A vegetable garden can be both enjoyable and productive. Your goal may be to raise some or all of the vegetables for your family, or you may want to produce enough fresh vegetables to sell. | 4BC-07PA
500 printed copies | 20 pages | - | 237 downloads | PDF: 736 kb


Exhibiting and Judging Vegetables
4/15/2006 (reprinted)

| 4BC-08PO
500 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 98 downloads | PDF: 434 kb


Geology Project: Collecting Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils
4/15/2006 (reprinted)

| 4DB-01PO
500 printed copies | 28 pages | - | 120 downloads | PDF: 905 kb


2005 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/30/2005 (new)

| PR-520
1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | - | PDF: 5,168 kb


Home Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Wastes
11/1/2005 (minor revision)

| HO-75
web only | 4 pages | - | 62 downloads | PDF: 263 kb


2004 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/20/2004 (new)

| PR-502
1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | - | PDF: 2,376 kb


2003 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/5/2003 (new)

| PR-486
1,200 printed copies | 42 pages | - | - | PDF: 474 kb


Making a Terrarium
8/30/2003 (reprinted)

A small garden in a glass container is easy to make and to care for. Many different containers and plants can be used--whatever is available to you. In addition to plants, you can add rocks, shells, or pieces of bark to create miniature scenes. This indoor gardening activity can give pleasure to you and your family or friends during the winter when few green plants or colorful flowers can be found outdoors. | 4BE-15PO
web only | 4 pages | - | 222 downloads | PDF: 162 kb


2002 Nursery and Landscape Report
1/3/2003 (new)

| PR-468
1,200 printed copies | 42 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,900 kb


2001 UK Nursery and Landscape Program
12/1/2001 (new)

| PR-450
web only | 40 pages | - | - | PDF: 369 kb


Forcing Spring Flowering Bulbs
6/15/2001 (reprinted)

| 4BE-12PO
500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 83 downloads | PDF: 3,600 kb


Principles of Home Landscape Fertilizing
3/1/2001 (minor revision)

| ID-72
4,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 53 downloads | PDF: 183 kb


2000 UK Nursery and Landscape Program
1/1/2001 (new)

| PR-437
1,800 printed copies | 38 pages | - | - | PDF: 574 kb


Nursery and Landscape Program: 1999 Research Report
12/31/1999 (new)

| PR-422
web only | 33 pages | - | - | PDF: 689 kb


The Flowering Crabapple
10/1/1999 (minor revision)

| ID-68
5,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 331 kb


Pruning Landscape Shrubs
7/1/1999 (reprinted)

| HO-59
4,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 56 downloads | PDF: 755 kb


Guidelines for Choosing Hedges for Kentucky Yards
5/1/1999 (reprinted)

| HO-55
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 14 downloads | HTML: 33 kb


Pruning Landscape Trees
4/1/1999 (reprinted)

| HO-45
5,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 1,992 kb


Nursery and Landscape Program: 1998 Research Report
12/1/1998 (new)

| PR-409
web only | 44 pages | - | - | PDF: 318 kb


4-H Indoor Gardening Project: Making an Herb Garden Record Sheet
11/30/1994 (reprinted)

A worksheet for recording information about your herb garden project. | 4BC-05RO
1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 156 downloads | PDF: 85 kb


Transplanting Trees and Shrubs
11/1/1990 (reprinted)

| ID-80
10,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb